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WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today questioned witnesses at the hearing to address competition in the American food supply chain. Two Iowans testified at today’s hearing: Jon Schaben of Dunlap, owner of Dunlap Livestock Auction and member of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association; and Shane Miller of...


WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today issued the following statement regarding the death of his friend and former colleague, Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming:  “Former Senator Mike Enzi was a loving family man and dedicated public servant. Through decades of friendship and service, I was privileged to learn from Mike. He cared about the...


WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Angus King (I-Maine) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) encouraging the agency to support policies that will allow Americans to personally import certain prescription drugs from Canada. This bipartisan letter follows the...



Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing titled Beefing up Competition: Examining America’s Food Supply Chain Wednesday, July 28, 2021 VIDEO   I’d like to thank Chairman Durbin and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Klobuchar for accommodating my request to have this hearing. This...


Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeAddresses Our Domestic Terrorism StrategyTuesday, July 27, 2021VIDEO Today, I would like to speak to a major issue facing our nation. That issue is domestic terrorism, and the threats that it brings to our cities and communities across the country....


Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Biden Administrations Failure to Review U.S. Grants to ChinaTuesday, July 27, 2021VIDEO On June 8th of this year, I came to the floor to speak about my oversight activity with respect to the origins of the coronavirus. As part of that oversight, on March 8th and May 26th of this...



ICYMI: 2020 Saw a Scary Increase in U.S. Drug Overdoses. We Must Take National Action to Help Communities at Risk By Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Dianne Feinstein of CaliforniaTIME The rate of drug overdoses in the U.S. accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, worsening an existing public health crisis, and the numbers are staggering. The Centers for...


When COVID-19 sent the world into a global public health emergency, fall-out from the pandemic turned daily life upside down. Many people lost their jobs through no fault of their own, creating financial hardship for families to put food on the table and pay their bills. On top of that, school closures and isolation protocols in nursing homes added more...


By Sen. Chuck Grassley of IowaThe Quad City Times This year, the Children’s Bureau’s National Foster Care Month initiative is focused on bringing to light ways that organizations can authentically engage youth in decision-making about their own future. When I first founded the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth in 2009 with then-Senator Landrieu, one of the...

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September 17, 1933 in New Hartford, Iowa


Married Barbara Speicher 1954

Five children: Lee, Wendy, Robin, Michele, Jay


B.A. 1955, M.A. 1956 Political Science

University of Northern Iowa

Ph.D. work, University of Iowa


Farmer (son, Robin, currently helps run family farm);

Sheet metal shearer 1959-1961

Assembly line worker 1961-1971

Adjunct government professor 1960s & 1970s

Elected to Iowa Legislature 1958

Elected to U.S. House of Representatives 1974

Elected to U.S. Senate 1980


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